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    Inside Kung Fu: Helping Buffy Slay Vampires

    Back in 1998, I was working as a freelance reporter for Inside Kung-Fu magazine. My first big piece was an interview with Jeff Pruitt and Sophia Crawford - the stunt coordinator and Buffy stunt double from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I got to spend quite a few nights at the studio watching them film and it was the thrill of my life -- which I know I've mentioned more than a few times here on this blog. Anyway, I was cleaning out a closet and found all of my old Inside Kung-Fu magazines, so I thought I'd share screenshots of the articles. All of the super photos came straight from…

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    I, Novelist: How Many K’s in Delaney

    My first original novel, How Many K’s in Delaney, was a scifi epic inspired by Jules Verne and Star Trek and it had an incredible, Twilight Zone-esque twist at the end. The hero of the piece was John Delaney, an astronaut on a one-way mission to go as far as he could go. A solo mission with nothing but a HAL like computer to keep him company and an occasional six-months-later message from the folks back home. One day, he receives a message that isn’t from the computer or Alpha Control. This message is from a group of aliens who are as curious about Delaney as he is about them.…

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    Come On In, the Water’s Bloody is Now Available in Paperback

    You asked for it, you got it. There is now a paperback version of my Supernatural Interview book Come On In, the Water’s Bloody. If you’re not familiar with the book, it’s a collection of interviews I did with the cast and crew of Supernatural back when they thought they were only going to run five seasons! A few of the interviews such as the ones with Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Eric Kripke are from the Comic-Con press room. But the majority are one-on-one interviews that I conducted over the years. One of my favorites is the first interview I did with Misha Collins before Castiel even made his…

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    How Buffy the Vampire Slayer changed my life (Part 1)

    I distinctly remember watching the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I watched it in my bedroom so I wouldn’t be distracted and demanded total silence from husband and son. I knew from the TV Guide description that it was going to wow me and it did. When that last downbeat of the theme rang out over that final slayer shot, I was hooked. I couldn’t wait for the commercials to end and then I wished the clock would slow so the show wouldn’t end too soon. If you’re a fangirl, you’ll understand. If you’re not, this is all going to sound crazy. When a TV fan finds a…